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Conficker worm strikes ANZ Bank

12:31 AM Posted by Slamy

"We have detected a known virus affecting some internal desktop services on the ANZ network," a spokesperson for the bank told today, saying that the virus had been contained and there hadn't been any disruption to its business or implications for information security.

The spokesperson did not specify which virus had infected the bank's desktops, but believes it is a variation of the Conficker worm.

Microsoft and Symantec are understood to have been asked to advise on the situation, which was said to have affected no customer facing machines, but Symantec declined to comment and Microsoft had not responded at the time of publication.

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